The Christening Party

By Francis Steegmuller

Original Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy

Current Publisher: Out of Print

Fiction Finalists That Year:

Fiction Winner That Year: Conrad Richter for The Waters of Kronos

Fiction Judges That Year: B.J. Chute, Robert M. Coates, Arthur Mizener

The Year in Literature: 

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
  • Ivo Andric won the Nobel Prize for literature.

More Information: Steegmuller won the National Book Award in 1971 for Cocteau: A Biography (Arts and Letters) and again in 1981 for The Letters of Gustave Flaubert (Translation). He was also a Finalist two more times: in 1964 for Apollinaire (Nonfiction) and in 1975 for “Your Isadora” (Biography).

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